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The Gluten Free Diet Needs a Definition Overhaul

Monday, February 20th, 2012

The Term Gluten is Evolving as More & More Research is Done

I was recently invited to speak about gluten and food allergies on Fox News.  In the interview, I discuss some of the newer research pertaining to gluten sensitivity.  Additionally, I discuss how many legumes (soy, peanuts, etc) can create the same type of damage as gluten.  I also referred to a new research study has identified 2  forms of corn gluten that trigger an immune response in patients with gluten sensitivity.  You can watch the video below:

About the new study on corn maize (gluten)

Two forms of corn gluten were found to stimulate an immune reaction is patients with gluten intolerance.  In a published report, the scientists stated:

some maize prolamins (zeins) contain amino acid sequences that resemble the wheat gluten immunodominant peptides…Results concur to indicate that relative abundance of these zeins, along with factors affecting their resistance to proteolysis, may be of paramount clinical relevance, and the use of maize in the formulation and preparation of gluten-free foods must be reevaluated in some cases of celiac disease.

This is not the first research study that has identified corn glutens as detrimental.  It is just the most recent.

Gluten Free Food Industry Needs To Make Changes

Gluten free substitute products are full of corn and corn byproducts.  For a comprehensive list of corn based ingredients go here <<< Aside from containing a detrimental form of gluten, corn is not a healthy staple food.  As a matter of fact, the U.S. government banned the sale of processed corn products in 1943 because they induce B-vitamin deficiency disease.  Today, this grain must be fortified with synthetic B-vitamins before being sold.  Does that sound healthy to you?


Food Inflammation May Be Causing Your Arthritis

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Most, doctors specializing in the treatment of arthritis, joint pain, and autoimmune diseases affecting the musculoskeletal system never even consider diet as an important factor in the development of these conditions. I was formally trained in rheumatology at the VA hospital in Houston, TX, and I can say that diet and nutritional recommendations to patients were discouraged and in most cases frowned upon by our attending physicians. It was actually this experience that prompted me to dig deeper into the connection between autoimmune disease and food.

Over the past 10 years, I have treated thousands of patients with arthritic conditions. The most single effective therapies have always been diet and exercise. The paradox with exercise… It is harder to stick to if it flares up the arthritis. The problem with food…everyone reacts uniquely based on their own unique chemistry. But it only makes sense that if drugs can target inflammation as a treatment, why can’t food. After all, isn’t food a drug of sorts?

Prescription Drugs for Pain Don’t Solve the Problem

Drugs only mask inflammation, they do not correct the source.  Many pain meds also cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies.  This side effect can prevent long term healing.   For example, NSAIDS (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) can cause folic acid and vitamin C deficiency.  Both of these vitamins are crucial for the body to be able to repair damaged cartilage, joints, tendons, and ligaments.  See the diagram below:

I have found that medical research greatly supports this connection, but more importantly, I have found that patients get better after eliminating inflammatory foods from their diets. What foods should we avoid to help recover from arthritis? Depends on the person. Everyone is unique.

Fox News recently interviewed me on this very complex topic. You can watch the interview below. If you think that the information will benefit someone (including your doctor), please share it.

Some Foods Can Make Arthritis Worse:

Forms of Arthritis That Benefit With Diet Changes:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Lupus
  • spondyloarthritis
  • psoriatic
  • reactive arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Scleroderma
  • Myofascitis
  • Dermatomyositis

Dr. Peter Osborne on Fox News

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Dr. Osborne was recently featured on Fox News as an expert on gluten sensitivity!